Content posted on this site, to include the appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps. The U.S. Marine Corps does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at linked locations. This website is intended to provide resources for Marines to use at their own discretion in accordance with Marine Leader Development. Spiritual fitness has been shown to be an important part of overall well-being and promotes mission readiness. However, the USMC does not promote any specific religious tradition or practice. While religion may play an important role for some individuals in their spiritual development, it is not the only way to be spiritually fit. The practice of religious beliefs is a personal decision. This site focuses on the aspects of spirituality that are not necessarily religious in nature, but may be adapted by individuals to apply to their personal beliefs. Therefore, as part of training Marines to be mission-ready, Marines and families are encouraged to attend to their spiritual fitness according to their own personal beliefs. The content of this website is intended as a resource only and should not be considered mandatory to Marine readiness, nor should it be used as a standard against which Marines be evaluated..